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Road Cycling It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 09-16-05, 02:25 PM   #2801
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I'm not the world's best judge of bikes, but frankthetank wins for the background/setting. Looks like a nice place to go for a ride!
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Old 09-16-05, 02:45 PM   #2802
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Nice Trek! I like the Rolf wheels too.

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First post...I've since put a new tire on the back. It has a mix of 105 and ultegra.

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Old 09-16-05, 03:03 PM   #2803
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I have an old raleigh suntour, with a steel frame. its who-know-how-old (probaly older than i am (14)) but still goes like a dream and weighs very little. i love it.
Can you show us?
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Old 09-16-05, 03:35 PM   #2804
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If that picture was taken where I think it was, he wasn't on that stretch for more than 1/2 mile. But SW WI is a beautiful area to bike
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Old 09-17-05, 07:04 PM   #2805
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Nice bike, and equally nice view........


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First post...I've since put a new tire on the back. It has a mix of 105 and ultegra.

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Old 09-17-05, 07:13 PM   #2806
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Here is my First Bike A Giant TCR C1 size 55.5cm frame, Australian spec. I have had it a week and its a brilliant ride.
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1974 Mondia Super, Suntour Superbe group with Campagnolo headset and bottom bracket. Old school 531 steel, only 12 speeds, but it is light, fast, and nimble. Fully restored with fresh paint and decals, it is a bit of a show stopper too..... I get a lot of comments/questions when I tool around town on it. Just ran it for 25 miles today, and it's a flyer....the Suntour friction shifters feel slick as glass.

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Old 09-17-05, 08:43 PM   #2808
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.........I am confused however, as to what year this bike is from, its an Altair model, which acording to my research, wasnt a model offered, as all bridgestones were MB, CB, RB-1-2-3 or 100-200-300-400-700 etc. I havent seen any bridgstone with a "Name.".......
Bridgestone had a line of bikes named after stars. Your is named after Altair, the 11th brightest star in the sky. I had a Bridgestone Spica, which is the 14th brightest star in the sky.

That's pretty much all I know, except they were Cro-Mo frames, and very well built. Bridgestone bike have a certain cult following, especially the better ones like your and mine. Even cosmetically challenged, I sold my Spica for a good price not too long ago.

I suggest you lock it up when you're not on it......

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Old 09-18-05, 02:36 PM   #2809
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I have a Trek 2100 pro Composite
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Old 09-18-05, 02:58 PM   #2810
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1974 Mondia Super, Suntour Superbe group with Campagnolo headset and bottom bracket. Old school 531 steel, only 12 speeds, but it is light, fast, and nimble. Fully restored with fresh paint and decals, it is a bit of a show stopper too..... I get a lot of comments/questions when I tool around town on it. Just ran it for 25 miles today, and it's a flyer....the Suntour friction shifters feel slick as glass.

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2004 Cannondale r800. Started out as a triple, that came off quickly. Added a full Ultegra drivetrain with a FSA Carbon Pro Team Issue crank, Xero Xr-1 wheels with Michelin Carbons, a Selle San Marco seat, and a set of magnesium welgo look pedals. Best thing about the bike: 17 lbs.

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Old 09-18-05, 07:10 PM   #2812
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Old 09-19-05, 08:11 PM   #2813
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2004 Opera Palladio-- It'll be here tomorrow!! I hope I can sleep tonight! Got a slammin' deal on it with a Chorus 10 gruppo; even found a discontinued 2003 Campy Chorus Ti seatpost. Let's see, it's September now, I should have money again near Christmas... Perfect!
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Old 09-19-05, 09:46 PM   #2814
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2004 Opera Palladio-- It'll be here tomorrow!! I hope I can sleep tonight! Got a slammin' deal on it with a Chorus 10 gruppo; even found a discontinued 2003 Campy Chorus Ti seatpost. Let's see, it's September now, I should have money again near Christmas... Perfect!

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Old 09-19-05, 10:29 PM   #2815
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My team of Kuotas: 1 X Kuota Kharma with DA; 1 X Kuota Khan with DA ( the red Kouta is not mine)

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Old 09-19-05, 11:03 PM   #2816
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My 1971 Schwinn Professional Road Racing Paramount P13-9.

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Old 09-19-05, 11:13 PM   #2817
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My 1971 Schwinn Professional Road Racing Paramount P13-9.
That bike brings back some memories... Its almost EXACTLY like my dad's old Schwinn he rode from before I was born until a couple years ago! (He wanted something more upright) Anyway, really awesome!
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My 1971 Schwinn Professional Road Racing Paramount P13-9.
I'd kill to have a bike like that, recently, we had a 3 days tour in our country and there were tons super expensive rigs around, TREK, Kuotas, Derosa, Look , you name it they have it. But the Star Attraction of the event is a early 1980s Derosa with Campagnolo group sets, remember those days where there were beautiful metal sculpture on your rear derailer? The Triangular Pull Brake? And that bike was so well preserved, it's a masterpiece to look at!
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Old 09-20-05, 12:12 AM   #2819
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The new Mercier Serpens from BikesDirect.com came today. Assembly took a few hours since I had 2 to put together and all 4 wheels needed to be trued (girlfriend got one too). Cant comment on the ride as it was dark by the time I got done so I only took it for a quick spin around the neighborhood. So far everything looks good, my stem and rear hub had a few scrapes but I'd rather ride it than wait for prettier parts to come in. Before anyone says anything, I decided to leave the stem flipped up on this one. I have an 05' Fuji Pro with the stem flipped down. If I find it uncomfortable I'll fix it but otherwise, I wanted this bike for comfort rather than speed.

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I ordered a pair of Crank Bros Candy C's and an Astrale 8 for each from Performance. Cant wait to put some miles on this thing
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Old 09-22-05, 08:38 PM   #2820
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Next bike on the list is a Teledyne Titan - the first titanium road bike ever made (1975). Tough to find though - collectors item.
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Old 09-22-05, 09:06 PM   #2821
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I currently have an '05 Trek 5.0 Pilot, '05 Trek Pilot 2.1 (hooked up to my CycleOps fluid trainer in my living room..heh) '03 Gary Fisher "Nirvana" Hybrid, and an '01 Specialized "Hard Rock" Mountain bike....
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I don't think I've posted in this thread....so here goes.

I have 2 road bikes (one is for sale).

Here's my 2002 Fuji Roubaix. It is pretty light, stiff & fast.



And here is the 2006 LeMond Croix de Fer that replaced it (heavier & not as stiff), and I love it.
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Old 09-23-05, 08:23 AM   #2823
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Damn I would love to buy that Fuji, but it is too small!!!
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Old 09-23-05, 01:24 PM   #2824
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Did I say that the bike wouldn't fit you? I merely asked if you had been sized before buying the bike.
Why so defensive? geessh!

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no harm, it just seemed strange that would be the first thing you would ask!

not usually what first comes to mind when looking at someone's ride. usually it's "dude, that's sweet i'm jealous of your [insert bike component]" or something along those lines
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Damn I would love to buy that Fuji, but it is too small!!!
Maybe it's time for you to shrink a few inches
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